South Carolina State Museum Foundation

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301 Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201 301 Gervais St., Columbia Directions
+18038984921
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Great place for all ages!
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My husband took our 5 year old and they had a great time exploring.
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It would nice if EdVenture were included
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Good fun for adults and kids.
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Great place to enjoy a day out!
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I haven't been to this museum in over 20 years so I was happy to buy this coupon and give the museum another visit!
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Thank you for offering the groupon
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The SC State Museum is a really great activiity for children and adults, with lots of interactive exhibits, revolving "extra" exhibits throughout the year, and special activities that anyone will enjoy, like a Cinco de Mayo celebration, or their annual "Polar Express" evening around Christmas, to name just two. A lot of these do cost additional fees, but the annual membership is a huge savings, and the Groupon for the family membership makes it very reasonably priced--about the same as just one visit for two adults, only you can go throughout the year, for as many times as you want with as many kids as you can bring. Also included were 8 guest passes for adults (again, kids are free). I highly recommend this. I now feel like I can go to the museum for just an hour, instead of feeling like I have to stay for hours to "get my money's worth." Definitely worth it! We went yesterday and had a great time.
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This is a great resource for the education and the enjoyment for the citizens of South Carolina. The Groupon makes it very inexpensive.
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Great deal and educational too for the whole family.
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Though built in 1893 to manufacture textiles, the Columbia Mills’ storied stone halls now weave tapestries of knowledge with exhibits on everything from lasers and space travel to South Carolina's role in the Civil War. Boasting accolades by Columbia Metropolitan magazine and the Smithsonian, South Carolina State Museum devotes each of its four floors and part of its fourth dimension to art, cultural history, natural history, and science and technology represented by more than 70,000 artifacts.

Through a series of permanent exhibits, curators lead visitors on a cultural and geological voyage. Guests stroll through years of traditional and contemporary art by state artists, marvel at a 43-foot white shark display and full dinosaur skeletons, or cast imaginations back in exhibits on turn-of-the-century transportation, laser technology, and aviation. The museum also excavates the surrounding landscape to present 14,000 years of local culture in Native American tools and colonial-era lifestyle items.

Five galleries also house changing exhibits featuring assemblages of artifacts from Civil War–era Charleston or 300 years of American-made telescopes, each carefully monitored to ensure they contain just the right amount of science. While museum staffers frequently rotate their exhibits, they also host traveling displays and send others on the road through the Traveling Exhibits Program. Various education displays such as interactive children's labs, living-history reenactments, and lectures from visiting scholars further enrich all-ages visitors.

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